Banana-Stuffed Cinnamon French Toast

Sunday, October 17, 2010

 This stuffed French was just right--not too sweet, but full of flavor. They were hearty, yet easy to make and the recipe cries out for creative twists.  My husband requested that next time I make it with strawberries instead of bananas and my daughter requested raspberries.  It sounds like I'll be making this healthy breakfast dish again very soon....

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The ingredients:

FILLING:
1 ripe banana, thinly sliced
2 Tbs. cream cheese
1 Tbs. powdered sugar
1 tsp. grated lemon zest
2 pinches ground nutmeg


FRENCH TOAST:
8 thin sliced whole wheat cinnamon-raisin bread
1 cup milk
1 egg
1 egg white
3/4 tsp. vanilla extract
powdered sugar for dusting

For the filling:  Mash 2 rounded tablespoons banana slices in a small bowl with the back of a spoon.  (You should have about 2 tablespoons mashed).  Stir in the cream cheese, powdered sugar, lemon zest, and nutmeg until smooth. 

To make the French toast:  Spread 4 slices of the bread with the banana filling, dividing evenly. 

Top with the remaining banana slices and bread slices to make 4 sandwiches. 

Whisk together the milk, egg, egg white, and vanilla in a shallow dish or pie plate until blended.  Dip the sandwiches into the egg mixture, turning them over with a spatula to coat both sides.

Meanwhile, heat a large nonstick frying pan or griddle over medium-low heat and coat with cooking spray.  Add the sandwiches and cook for 4-5 minutes, or until  golden brown on both sides, turning with a spatula half-way through the cooking.

To keep warm, place the French toast sandwiches on a baking sheet in a preheated 250°F oven.  Dust with powdered sugar.  Drizzle with syrup, if desired (we didn't use any).  Serve hot. Makes 4 French toast sandwiches.  Enjoy! 

4 comments:

Holly October 17, 2010 at 6:33 PM  

I love that its 2 slices of bread rather than slicing and trying to stuff the filling into the slit of a thicker bread:)

Debbie October 17, 2010 at 7:19 PM  

I could not think of a better breakfast...it looks fantastic!

Kim October 18, 2010 at 11:04 PM  

I love it when you do breakfast foods. They are always the most delicious looking recipes. This is one recipe that I can adapt to fit right into my diet. Thanks for sharing.

Quit Eating Out October 20, 2010 at 4:25 PM  

I LOVE breakfast recipes... this looks easy and delicious. Anxious to try on a lazy Saturday morning with coffee!

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My name is Lara and while I'm definitely not a gourmet cook, I do love preparing tasty, healthy meals for my family. Finding new recipes to try and sharing the ones we've already fallen in love with is a passion I've had since college and the reason why I've started this blog! With five kids, I'm usually in a hurry, so you'll find most of these recipes kid friendly and simple to make.

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